but it also talked about an enduring requirement for us to be present and in a security role in the middle east as well. so, you know, we're talking about, i think, a near-term perspective on this. you know, we're -- we see a glide slope in afghanistan. yes, the middle east is, has, has issues and has historically had issues that will require, i think, obviously, u.s. leadership, but also will require a certain level of military security over time. and we will have to balance that as we look at the size and nature of our force structure. and, you know, what we have, the assets that we have to be able to accomplish it. i'm convinced that we can do both in the long run, and i'm convinced that we're on a good glide slope in the asia pacific that will allow us to realize that over the next number of years.